As we’ve reported Galactic’s new disc, is set for a February 9, 2010 release on Anti- records. Ya-Ka-May will draw together a number of New Orleans based musicians and focus on the many sounds of the Crescent City. Guests on the disc include: Allen Toussaint, Rebirth Brass Band, Irma Thomas, Big Chief Bo Dollis,Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Trombone Shorty, Corey Henry, John Boutté, Josh Cohen, Scully and Glen David Andrews. The band has also announced an extensive international tour with over 50 dates confirmed through early June. Along with a series of cross-country dates, the band will perform in Canada and also at the Byron Bay Bluesfest.

Galactic will perform its next (and final) 20009 date on December 21 at Tipitina’s Uptown.

Galactic 2009 Dates

January 3, Ft. Lauderdale, Jamcruise
January 4, Ft. Lauderdale, Jamcruise
January 5, Ft. Lauderdale, Jamcruise
January 6, Ft. Lauderdale, Jamcruise
January 7, Ft. Lauderdale, Jamcruise
January 8, Orlando, FL House of Blues
January 9, Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
January 10, Jacksonville, FL Freebird
January 22, New Orleans House of Blues – Offbeat Awards
February 3, Boston, MA Paradise
February 4, Philadelphia, PA TLA
February 5, New York, NY Terminal 5
February 6, Washington, DC 9:30 Club
February 9, Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre
February 10, Charlotte, NC Visulite or Fillmore
February 11, Charleston, SC Music Farm
February 12, Atlanta, GA Variety
February 13, New Orleans, LA Tipitina’s
February 15, New Orleans, LA Tipitina’s
February 18, St. Louis, MO The Pageant
February 19, Lawrence, MO Granada or Liberty
February 20, Denver, CO Fillmore Theatre
February 21, Aspen, CO The Belly Up
February 23, Missoula, MT The Wilma Theatre
February 24, Bellingham, WA The Nightlight
February 25, Whistler, Canada Whistler Village Stage
February 26, Seattle, WA Showbox
February 27, Portland, OR Roseland Ballroom
February 28, Crystal Bay, NV Crown Room at Crystal Ballroom
March 2, Santa Cruz, CA Moe’s Alley
March 3, Solana Beach, CA Belly Up
March 4, Los Angeles, CA El Rey
March 5, San Francisco, CA Fillmore
March 6, San Francisco, CA Fillmore
March 7, Las Vegas, NV Wasted Space
April 4, Byron Bay – Australia, NA
April 7, Indianapolis, IN Music Mill
April 8, Madison, WI Majestic Theatre
April 9, Minneapolis, MN Cabooze
April 11, Cleveland, OH House of Blues
April 14, Asheville, TN Orange Peel
April 16, Memphis, TN New Daisy Theatre
April 17, Tuscaloosa, AL Alpha Tau Omega Frat
April 24, New Orleans, LA Jazz Fest
April 25, New Orleans, LA Jazz Fest
April 29, New Orleans, LA Riverboat
April 30, New Orleans, LA Jazz Fest
May 1, New Orleans, LA Howlin Wolf
May 2, New Orleans, LA Jazz Fest
June 1, Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Bowl
June 2, Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Bowl
June 3, Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Bowl
June 4, Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Bowl
June 5, Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Bowl
June 6, Agusta, NJ Michael Arnone’s Crawfish festival